Jörg Brunet

Jörg Brunet
Professor in Ecology and Director of studies of the Euroforester MSc program


The ecology of temperate broadleaf forests has been my central research interest since I started to work with my Master thesis in 1988. Being especially interested in botany, geography and history, my research has a focus on ecological and historical factors which may explain distribution patterns of forest species.

Hence, my research aims to find general patterns in the fields of plant-soil relations, plant geography and dispersal ecology. I also study distribution patterns and biodiversity along successional gradients from stand establishment to old-growth forest, and along geographical (climate) gradients. As future forest succession is influenced by climate change, these topics are related. Many of my findings are directly relevant to addressing problems related to forest management and environmental change, and will provide guidance with respect to the governance of temperate forests and forest restoration areas in Sweden.


Teaching and supervision comprises ca 25% of my position. My current teaching is at Master level in the courses Sustainable forestry in southern Sweden and Broadleaves – ecology, nature conservation and silviculture. I am course organizer and main teacher of the latter course (15 ECTS) since 2008. My teaching during these courses includes lectures, seminars, exercises and excursions in vegetation science, plant geography, landscape ecology, forest dynamics, and conservation biology. 

From 2002-2014, I teached undergraduate students during the Forestry field studies in southern Sweden course, from 2004 onwards organizing the vegetation ecology part. The teaching included excursions and field exercises in plant taxonomy and vegetation ecology.

Since 2016, I am Director of studies of the Euroforester master program and a member of the Associate professorship board (Docentnämnden).


 see Presentation.


  • Pre-diploma (B.Sc.) in Biology, University of Marburg, Germany, 1986.
  • Diploma (M.Sc.) in Biology, University of Göttingen, Germany, 1989.
  • Ph.D. in Plant Ecology, University of Lund, Sweden, 1994.
  • Appointed as associated professor (docent) in Ecology at SLU Uppsala in 2000.
  • Appointed as professor in Ecology at SLU Alnarp in 2011.


  • Principal supervisor of 20 finished B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses between 1991 and 2016.
  • Supervisor of six Ph.D. theses since 2000, of which two as a principal supervisor.

Publikationer i urval

International peer reviewed publications (journal articles and book chapters, complete list August 2016) 

1. Brunet, J. & Neymark, M. 1992. Importance of soil acidity to the distribution of rare forest grasses in south Sweden. Flora 187: 317-326.

2. Andersson, M.E. & Brunet, J. 1993. Sensitivity to H- and Al ions limiting growth and distribution of the woodland grass Bromus benekenii. Plant and Soil 153: 243-254.

3. Brunet, J. 1993. Environmental and historical factors limiting the distribution of rare forest grasses in south Sweden. Forest Ecology and Management 61: 263-275.

4. Brunet, J. 1994. Interacting effects of pH, aluminium and base cations on growth and mineral composition of the woodland grasses Bromus benekenii and Hordelymus europaeus. Plant and Soil 161: 157-166.

5. Falkengren-Grerup, U., Brunet, J. & Quist, M.E. 1995. Sensitivity of plants to acidic soils exemplified by the forest grass Bromus benekenii. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 85: 1233-1238.

6. Falkengren-Grerup, U., Brunet, J., Quist, M.E. & Tyler, G. 1995. Is the Ca:Al ratio superior to pH, Ca or Al concentrations of soils in accounting for the distribution of plants in deciduous forest? Plant and Soil 177: 21-31.

7. Brunet, J., Falkengren-Grerup, U. & Tyler, G. 1996. Herb layer vegetation of south Swedish beech and oak forests - effects of management and soil acidity during one decade. Forest Ecology and Management 88: 259-272. 

8. Brunet, J., Falkengren-Grerup, U. & Tyler, G. 1997. Pattern and dynamics of the ground vegetation in south Swedish Carpinus betulus forests: Importance of soil chemistry and management. Ecography 20: 513-520.

9. Brunet, J., Falkengren-Grerup, U., Rühling, Å. & Tyler, G. 1997. Regional differences in floristic change in south Swedish oak forests as related to soil chemistry and land use. Journal of Vegetation Science 8: 329-336.

10. Brunet, J. & von Oheimb, G. 1998. Migration of vascular plants to secondary woodlands in southern Sweden. Journal of Ecology 86: 429-438.

11. Brunet, J. & von Oheimb, G. 1998. Colonization of secondary woodlands by Anemone nemorosa. Nordic Journal of Botany 18: 369-377.

12. Brunet, J., Diekmann, M. & Falkengren-Grerup, U. 1998. Effects of nitrogen deposition on field layer vegetation in south Swedish oak forests. Environmental Pollution 102 S1: 35-40.

13. Falkengren-Grerup, U., Brunet, J., & Diekmann, M. 1998. Nitrogen mineralisation in deciduous forest soils in south Sweden in gradients of soil acidity and deposition. Environmental Pollution 102 S1: 415-420.

14. Diekmann, M., Brunet, J., Rühling, Å. & Falkengren-Grerup, U. 1999. Effects of nitrogen deposition: results of a temporal-spatial analysis of deciduous forests in south Sweden. Plant Biology 1: 471-481.

15. Brunet, J. & Tyler, G. 2000. Interannual variability in abundance of field layer species in a south Swedish deciduous wood. Flora 195: 97-103.

16. Brunet, J., von Oheimb, G. & Diekmann, M. 2000. Factors influencing vegetation gradients across ancient – recent woodland borderlines in southern Sweden. Journal of Vegetation Science 11: 515-524.

17. Tyler, G., Brunet, J. & Tyler, T. 2002. Sensitivity of the woodland herb Anemone hepatica to changing environmental conditions. Journal of Vegetation Science 13: 207-216.

18. Brunet, J. 2004. Colonization of oak plantations by forest plants – effects of regional abundance and habitat fragmentation. In: Honnay, O.; Verheyen, K.; Bossuyt, B. and Hermy M. (eds). Forest Biodiversity: Lessons from History for Conservation, pp 129-141. CAB International.

19. Caldiz, M.S. & Brunet, J. 2006. Litterfall of epiphytic macrolichens in Nothofagus forests of northern Patagonia, Argentina: relation to stand age and precipitation. Austral Ecology 31: 301-309.

20. Falkengren-Grerup, U., Ten Brink, D. & Brunet, J. 2006. Land use effects on soil N, P, C and pH persist over 40-80 years of forest growth on agricultural soils. Forest Ecology and Management 225: 74-81. 

21. Brunet, J. 2007. Plant colonization in heterogeneous landscapes - An 80-year perspective on restoration of broadleaved forest vegetation. Journal of Applied Ecology 44: 563-572.

22. Caldiz, M.S., Nihlgård, B. & Brunet, J. 2007. Lichen litter decomposition in Nothofagus forest of northern Patagonia: biomass and chemical changes over time. The Bryologist 110: 266-273.

23. Lindbladh, M., Brunet, J., Hannon, G., Niklasson, M., Eliasson, P., Eriksson, G. & Ekstrand, A. 2007. Forest history as a basis for ecosystem restoration – a multi-disciplinary case-study in a south Swedish temperate landscape. Restoration Ecology 15: 284-295.

24. Vellend, M., Verheyen, K., Flinn, K.M., Jacquemyn, H., Kolb, A., Van Calster, H., Peterken, G., Graae, B.J., Bellemare, J., Honnay, O., Brunet, J., Wulf, M., Gerhardt, F. & Hermy, M. 2007. Homogenization of forest plant communities and weakening of species-environment relationships via agricultural land use. Journal of Ecology 95: 565-573.

25. von Oheimb, G. & Brunet, J. 2007. Dalby Söderskog revisited: long-term vegetation changes in a south Swedish deciduous forest. Acta Oecologica 31: 229-242. 

26. Valtinat, K., Bruun, H.H. & Brunet, J. 2008. Restoration of oak forest: effects of former arable land use on soil chemistry and herb layer vegetation. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 23: 513-521. 

27. Brunet, J. & Isacsson, G. 2009. Restoration of beech forest for saproxylic beetles – effects of habitat fragmentation and substrate density on species diversity and distribution. Biodiversity and Conservation 18: 2387-2404.

28. Brunet, J. & Isacsson, G. 2009. Influence of snag characteristics on saproxylic beetle assemblages in a south Swedish beech forest. Journal of Insect Conservation 13: 515-528.

29. De Frenne, P., Kolb, A., Verheyen, K., Brunet, J., Chabrerie, O., Decocq, G., Diekmann, M., Eriksson, O., Heinken, T., Hermy, M., Jõgar, Ü., Stanton, S., Zindel, R., Zobel, M. & Graae, B.J. 2009. Unravelling the effects of temperature, latitude and local environment on the reproduction of forest herbs. Global Ecology and Biogeography 18: 641-651.

30. Fritz, Ö., Caldiz, M. & Brunet, J. 2009. Interacting effects of tree characteristics on the occurrence of rare epiphytes in a Swedish beech forest area. The Bryologist 112: 488-505.

31. Bolte, A., Hilbrig, L., Grundmann, B., Kampf, F., Brunet, J. & Roloff, A. 2010. Climate change impacts on stand structure and competitive interactions in a southern Swedish spruce-beech forest. European Journal of Forest Research 129: 261-276.

32. Brunet, J., Fritz, Ö. & Richnau, G. 2010. Biodiversity in European beech forests – a review with recommendations for sustainable forest management. Ecological Bulletins 53: 77-94.

33. Brunet, J. & Isacsson, G. 2010. A comparison of the saproxylic beetle fauna between lowland and upland beech forests in southern Sweden. Ecological Bulletins 53: 131-139.

34. Bruun, H.H., Valtinat, K., Kollmann, J. & Brunet, J. 2010. Post-dispersal seed predation of woody forest species limits recolonization of forest plantations on ex-arable land. Preslia 82: 345-356.

35. De Frenne, P., Graae, B.J., Kolb, A., Brunet, J., Chabrerie, O., Cousins, S.A.O., Decocq, G., Dhondt, R., Diekmann, M., Eriksson, O., Heinken, T., Hermy, M., Jõgar, Ü., Saguez, R., Shevtsova, A., Stanton, S., Zindel, R., Zobel, M. & Verheyen, K. 2010. Significant effects of temperature on the reproductive output of the forest herb Anemone nemorosa L. Forest Ecology and Management 259: 809-817.

36. Felton, A., Lindbladh, M., Brunet, J. & Fritz, Ö. 2010. Replacing coniferous monocultures with mixed-species production stands: An assessment of the potential benefits for forest biodiversity in northern Europe. Forest Ecology and Management 260: 939-947.

37. Fritz, Ö. & Brunet, J. 2010. Epiphytic bryophytes and lichens in Swedish beech forests – effects of forest history and habitat quality. Ecological Bulletins 53: 95-107.

38. Hannon, G.E., Niklasson, M., Brunet, J., Eliasson, P. & Lindbladh, M. 2010. How long has the 'hotspot' been 'hot'? Past stand-scale structures at Siggaboda Nature Reserve in southern Sweden. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 2167-2187.

39. Hedwall, P.-O., Nordin, A., Brunet, J. & Bergh, J. 2010. Compositional changes of forest-floor vegetation in young stands of Norway spruce as an effect of repeated fertilisation. Forest Ecology and Management 259: 2418-2425.

40. Hultberg, T., Brunet, J., Broström, A. & Lindbladh, M. 2010. Forest in a cultural landscape – the vegetation history of Torup in southernmost Sweden. Ecological Bulletins 53: 141-153.

41. Löf, M., Bergquist, J., Brunet, J., Karlsson, M. & Welander, N.T. 2010. Conversion of Norway spruce to broadleaves – regeneration systems, fencing and performance of planted seedlings. Ecological Bulletins 53: 165-173.

42. Löf, M., Boman, M., Brunet, J., Hannerz, M., Mattsson, L. & Nylinder, M. 2010. Broadleaved forest management for multiple goals in southern Sweden – an overview including future research prospects. Ecological Bulletins 53: 235-245. 

43. Brunet, J., Valtinat, K., Mayr, M.L., Felton, A., Lindbladh, M. & Bruun, H.H. 2011. Understory succession in post-agricultural oak plantations: habitat fragmentation affects forest specialists and generalists differently. Forest Ecology and Management 262: 1863-1871.

44. De Frenne, P., Baeten, L., Graae, B.J., Brunet, J., Wulf, M., Orczewska, A., Kolb, A., Jansen, I., Jamoneau, A., Jacquemyn, H., Hermy, M., Diekmann, M., De Schrijver, A., De Sanctis, M., Decocq, G., Cousins, S.A.O. & Verheyen, K. 2011. Interregional variation in the floristic recovery of postagricultural forests. Journal of Ecology 99: 600-609.

45. De Frenne, P., Brunet, J., Shevtsova, A., Kolb, A., Graae, B.J., Chabrerie, O., Cousins, S.A.O., Decocq, G., De Schrijver, A., Diekmann, M., Gruwez, R., Heinken, T., Hermy, M., Nilsson, C., Stanton, S., Tack, W., Willaert, J. & Verheyen, K. 2011. Temperature effects on forest herbs assessed by warming and transplant experiments along a latitudinal gradient. Global Change Biology 17: 3240-3253.

46. De Frenne, P., Graae, B.J., Kolb, A., Shevtsova, A., Baeten, L., Brunet, J., Chabrerie, O., Cousins, S.A., Decocq, G., Dhondt, R., Diekmann, M., Gruwez, R.,  Heinken, T., Hermy, M., Öster, M., Saguez, R., Stanton, S., Tack, W., Vanhellemont, M. & Verheyen, K. 2011. An intraspecific application of the leaf-height-seed ecology strategy scheme on forest herbs along a latitudinal gradient. Ecography 34: 132-140.

47. De Frenne, P., Kolb, A., Graae, B.J., Decocq, G., Baltora, S., De Schrijver, A., Brunet, J., Chabrerie, O., Cousins, S.A.O., Dhondt, R., Diekmann, M., Gruwez, R., Heinken, T., Hermy, M., Liira, J., Saguez, R., Shevtsova, A., Baskin, C.C. & Verheyen, K. 2011. A latitudinal gradient in seed nutrients of the forest herb Anemone nemorosa. Plant Biology 13: 493-501.

48. Hedwall, P.-O., Brunet, J., Nordin, A. & Bergh, J. 2011. Decreased variation of forest understory vegetation is an effect of fertilisation in young stands of Picea abies. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 26: Suppl. 11, 46-55. 

49. Brunet, J., De Frenne, P., Holmström, E. & Mayr, M.L. 2012. Life-history traits explain rapid colonization of young post-agricultural forests by understory herbs. Forest Ecology and Management 278: 55-62.

50. Brunet, J., Felton, A. & Lindbladh, M. 2012. From wooded pasture to timber production - changes in a European beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest landscape between 1840 and 2010. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 27: 245-254.

51. Löf, M., Brunet, J., Hickler, T., Birkedal, M. & Jensen, M.A. 2012. Restoring broadleaved forests in southern Sweden as climate changes. In: J. Stanturf, J., Madsen, P. & Lamb, D. (eds.), A Goal-Oriented Approach to Forest Landscape Restoration. World Forests 16: 373-391. Springer, Dordrecht.

52. De Frenne, P., Graae, B.J., Brunet, J., Shevtsova, A., De Schrijver, A., Chabrerie, O., Cousins, S.A.O., Decocq, G., Diekmann, M., Hermy, M., Heinken, T., Kolb, A., Nilsson, C., Stanton, S. & Verheyen, K. 2012. The response of forest plant regeneration to temperature variation along a latitudinal gradient. Annals of Botany 109: 1037-1046.

53. Graae, B.J., De Frenne, P., Kolb, A., Brunet, J., Chabrerie, O., Verheyen, K., Pepin, N., Heinken, T., Zobel, M., Shevtsova, A., Nijs, I. & Milbau, A. 2012. On the use of weather data in ecological studies along altitudinal and latitudinal gradients. Oikos 121: 3-19.

54. Verheyen, K., Baeten, L., De Frenne, P., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Brunet, J., Cornelis, J., Decocq, G., Dierschke, H., Eriksson, O., Hédl, R., Heinken, T., Hermy, M., Hommel, P., Kirby, K., Naaf, T., Peterken, G.F., Petrik, P., Pfadenhauer, J., Van Calster, H., Walther, G.-R., Wulf, M. & Verstraeten, G. 2012. Driving factors behind the eutrophication signal in understorey plant communities of deciduous temperate forests. Journal of Ecology 100: 352-365.

55. De Frenne, P., Rodríguez-Sánchez, F., Coomes, D.A., Baeten, L., Verstraeten, G., Vellend, M., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Brown, C.D., Brunet, J., Cornelis, J., Decocq, G., Dierschke, H., Eriksson, O., Gilliam, F.S., Hédl, R., Heinken, T., Hermy, M., Hommel, P., Jenkins, M.A., Kelly, D.L., Kirby, K.J., Mitchell, F.J.G., Naaf, T., Newman, M., Peterken, G., Petřík, P., Schulz, J., Sonnier, G., Van Calster, H., Waller, D., Walther, G.-R., White, P.S., Woods, K., Wulf, M., Graae, B.J. & Verheyen, K. 2013. Forest canopy closure buffers plant community responses to global warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110: 18561-18565.

56. Gossner, M.M., Lachat, T., Brunet, J., Isacsson, G., Bouget, C., Brustel, H., Brandl, R., Weisser, W.W. & Müller, J. 2013. Current “near-to-nature” forest management affects functional trait composition of saproxylic beetles in beech forests. Conservation Biology 27: 605-614.

57. Hedwall, P.-O., Brunet, J., Nordin, A. & Bergh, J. 2013. Changes in the abundance of keystone forest floor species in response to changes of forest structure. Journal of Vegetation Science 24: 296-306. 59.

58. Hedwall, P.-O., Nordin, A., Strengbom, J., Brunet, J. & Olsson, B.A. 2013. Does background nitrogen deposition affect the response of boreal vegetation to fertilization? Oecologia 173: 615-624.

59. Lenoir, J. Graae, B. Aarrestad, P. Greve Alsos, I., Armbruster, S. Austrheim, G., Bergendorff, C., Birks, H., Bråthen, K., Brunet, J., Bruun, H.H., Dahlberg, C., Decocq, G., Diekmann, M., Dynesius, M., Ejrnæs, R., Grytnes, J.-A., Hylander, K., Klanderud, K., Luoto, M., Milbau, A., Moora, M., Nygaard, B., Odland, A., Ravolainen, V., Reinhardt, S., Sandvik, S., Schei, F., Speed, J., Tveraabak, L., Vandvik, V., Velle, L., Virtanen, R., Zobel, M. & Svenning, J.C. 2013. Local temperatures inferred from plant communities suggest strong spatial buffering of climate warming across Northern Europe. Global Change Biology 19: 1470-1481.

60. Müller, J., Brunet, J., Brin, A., Bouget, C., Brustel, H., Bussler, H., Förster, B., Isacsson, G., Köhler, F., Lachat, T. & Gossner, M.M. 2013. Implications from large-scale spatial diversity patterns of saproxylic beetles for the conservation of European Beech forests. Insect Conservation and Diversity 6: 162-169.

61. Plue, J., De Frenne, P., Acharya, K., Brunet, J., Chabrerie, O., Decocq, G., Diekmann, M., Graae, B.J., Heinken, T., Hermy, M., Kolb, A., Lemke, I., Liira, J., Naaf, T., Shevtsova, A., Verheyen, K., Wulf, M. & Cousins, S.A.O. 2013. Climatic control of forest herb seed banks along a latitudinal gradient. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 1106-1117.

62. Wasof, S., Lenoir, J., Gallet-Moron, E., Jamoneau, A., Brunet, J., Cousins, S.A.O., De Frenne, P., Diekmann, M., Hermy, M., Kolb, A., Liira, J., Verheyen, K., Wulf,  M., Decocq, G. 2013. Ecological niche shifts of understory plants along a latitudinal gradient of temperate forests in Northwestern Europe. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 1130-1140. 

63. Brunet, J., Bukina, Y., Hedwall, P.-O., Holmström, E. & von Oheimb, G. 2014. Pathogen induced disturbance and succession in temperate forests: evidence from a 100-year data set in southern Sweden. Basic and Applied Ecology 15: 114-121.

64. Carón, M.M., De Frenne, P., Brunet, J., Chabrerie, O., Cousins, S.A.O., De Backer, L., Diekmann, M., Graae, B.J., Heinken, T., Kolb, A., Naaf, T., Plue, J., Selvi, F., Strimbeck, G.R., Wulf, M. & Verheyen, K. 2014. Latitudinal variation in seeds characteristics of Acer platanoides and A. pseudoplatanus. Plant Ecology 215: 911-925.

65. De Frenne, P., Coomes, D.A., De Schrijver, A., Staelens, J., Alexander, J.M., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Brunet, J., Chabrerie, O, Chiarucci, A., den Ouden, J., Eckstein, R.L., Graae, B.J., Gruwez, R., Hédl, R., Hermy, M., Kolb, A., Mårell, A., Mullender, S.M., Olsen, S.L., Orczewska, A., Peterken, G., Petřík, P., Plue, J., Simonson, W.D., Tomescu, C.V., Vangansbeke, P., Verstraeten, G., Vesterdal, L., Wulf, M. & Verheyen, K. 2014. Plant movements and climate warming: intraspecific variation in growth responses to nonlocal soils. New Phytologist 202: 431–441.

66. Hudson, L. et al. 2014. The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. Ecology and Evolution 4: 4701-4735.

67. Lindbladh, M., Axelsson, A.-L., Hultberg, T., Brunet, J. & Felton, A. 2014. From broadleaves to spruce – the borealization of southern Sweden. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 29: 686-696.

68. Maes, S., De Frenne, P., Brunet, J., De La Pena, E., Chabrerie, O., Cousins, S.A.O., Decocq, G., Diekmann, M., Gruwez, R., Hermy, M., Kolb, A. & Verheyen, K. 2014. Effects of enhanced nitrogen inputs and climate warming on a forest understorey plant assessed by transplant experiments along a latitudinal gradient. Plant Ecology 215: 899-910. 

69. Pfeifer, M. et al. 2014. BIOFRAG – A new database for analysing BIOdiversity responses to forest FRAGmentation. Ecology and Evolution 4: 1524–1537.

70. Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Baeten, L., Craven, D.J., De Frenne, P., Hédl, R., Lenoir, J., Bert, D., Brunet, J., Chudomelová, M., Decocq, G., Dierschke, H., Dirnböck, T., Dörfler, I., Heinken, T., Hermy, M., Hommel, P., Jaroszewicz, B., Keczyński, A., Kelly, D.L., Kirby, K., Kopecký, M., Macek, M., Máliš, F., Mirtl, M., Mitchell, F.J.G., Naaf, T., Newman, M., Peterken, G.F., Petřík, P., Schmidt, W., Standovár, T., Tóth, Z., Van Calster, H., Verstraeten, G., Vladovič, J., Vild, O., Wulf, M. & Verheyen, K. 2015. Drivers of temporal changes in temperate forest plant diversity vary across spatial scales. Global Change Biology 21: 3726-3737.

71. Carón, M.M., De Frenne, P., Brunet, J., Chabrerie, O., Cousins, S.A.O., De Backer, L., Decocq, G., Diekmann, M., Heinken, T., Kolb, A., Naaf, T., Plue, J., Selvi, F., Strimbeck, G.R., Wulf, M. & Verheyen, K. 2015. Interacting effects of warming and drought on regeneration and early growth of Acer pseudoplatanus and A. platanoides. Plant Biology 17: 52-62.

72. Carón, M.M., De Frenne, P., Brunet, J., Chabrerie, O., Cousins, S.A.O., Decocq, G., Diekmann, M., Graae, B.J., Heinken, T., Kolb, A., Lenoir, J., Naaf, T., Plue, J., Selvi, F., Wulf, M. & Verheyen, K. 2015. Divergent regeneration responses of two closely related tree species to direct abiotic and indirect biotic effects of climate change. Forest Ecology and Management 342: 21-29.

73. Gustafsson, L., Felton, A., Felton, A.M., Brunet, J., Caruso, A., Hjältén, J., Lindbladh, M., Ranius, T., Roberge, J.-M. & Weslien, J. 2015. Natural versus national boundaries: The importance of considering biogeographical patterns in forest conservation policy. Conservation Letters 8: 50-57.

74. Hagenblad, J., Hülskötter, J., Acharya, K.P., Brunet, J., Chabrerie, O., Cousins, S.A.O., Dar, P.A., Diekmann, M., De Frenne, P., Hermy, M., Jamoneau, A., Kolb, A., Lemke, I., Plue, J., Reshi, Z.A. & Graae, B.J. Low genetic diversity despite multiple introductions of the invasive plant species Impatiens glandulifera in Europe. BMC Genetics 16:Art103.

75. Lemke, I.H., Kolb, A., Graae, B.J., De Frenne, P., Acharya, K.P., Blandino, C., Brunet, J., Chabrerie, O., Cousins, S.A.O., Decocq, G., Heinken, T., Hermy, M., Liira, J., Schmucki, R., Shevtsova, A., Verheyen, K. & Diekmann, M. 2016. Patterns of phenotypic trait variation in two temperate forest herbs along a broad climatic gradient. Plant Ecology 216: 1523-1536.

76. Valdés, A., Lenoir, J., Gallet-Moron, E., Andrieu, E., Brunet, J., Chabrerie, O., Closset-Kopp, D., Cousins, S.A.O., Deconchat, M., De Frenne, P., De Smedt, P., Diekmann, M., Hansen, K., Hermy, M.,  Kolb, A., Liira, J., Lindgren, J., Naaf, T., Paal, T., Prokofieva, I., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Wulf, M., Verheyen, K., Decocq, G. 2015. The contribution of patch-scale conditions is greater than that of macroclimate in explaining local plant diversity in fragmented forests across Europe. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 1094-1105. 

77. Wasof, S., Lenoir, J., Aarrestad, P.A., Alsos, I., Armbruster, S., Austrheim, G., Bakkestuen, V., Birks, J., Bråthen, K.A., Broennimann, O., Brunet, J., Bruun, H. H., Dahlberg, J., Diekmann, M., Dullinger, S., Dynesius, M., Ejrnaes, R., Gégout, J.-C., Graae, B.J., Grytnes, J.-A., Guisan, A., Hylander, K., Jónsdóttir, I. S., Kapfer, J., Klanderud, K., Luoto, M., Milbau, A., Moora, M., Nygaard, B., Odland, A., Pauli, H., Ravolainen, V., Reinhardt, S., Sandvik, S., Høistad, F., Speed, J.D.M., Svenning, J.-C., Thuiller, W., Tveraabak, L., Vandvik, V., Velle, L., Virtanen, R., Vittoz, P., Willner, W., Wohlgemuth, T., Zimmermann, N., Zobel, M. & Decocq, G. 2015. Disjunct populations of European vascular plant species keep the same climatic niches. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 1401-1412.

78. Brunet, J., Hedwall, P.-O., Holmström, E. & Wahlgren, E. 2016. Disturbance of the herbaceous layer after invasion of a eutrophic temperate forest by wild boar. Nordic Journal of Botany 34: 120-128.

80. Douda, J., Boublík, K., Slezák, M., Biurrun, I., Nociar, J., Havrdová, A., Doudová, J., Dimopoulos, P., Aćić, S., Brisse, H., Brunet, J., Chytrý, M., Claessens, H., Csiky, J., Didukh, Y., Dullinger, S., Fitzpatrick, Ú., Guisan, A., Horchler, P.J., Hrivnák, R., Jandt, U., Kącki, Z., Kevey, B., Landucci, F., Lecomte, H., Lenoir, J., Paal, J., Paternoster, D., Pauli, H., Pielech, R., Rodwell, J.S., Roelandt, B., Svenning, J.-C., Šibík, J., Šilc, U., Skvorc, Z., Tsiripidis, I., Tzonev, R.T., Wohlgemuth, T., Zimmermann, N.E. 2016. Vegetation classification and biogeography of European floodplain forests and alder carrs. Applied Vegetation Science 19: 147-163.

81. Felton, A., Gustafsson, L., Roberge, J.-M., Ranius, T., Hjältén, J., Rudolphi, J., Lindbladh, M., Weslien, J., Rist, L., Brunet, J. & Felton, A.M. 2016. How climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies can threaten or enhance the biodiversity of production forests: Insights from Sweden. Biological Conservation 194: 11-20.

82. Felton, A., Hedwall, P.-O., Lindbladh, M., Nyberg, T., Felton, A.M., Holmström, E., Wallin, I., Löf, M. & Brunet, J. 2016. The biodiversity contribution of wood plantations: Contrasting the bird communities of Sweden's protected and production oak forests. Forest Ecology and Management 365: 51-60.

84. Löf, M., Brunet, J., Filyushkina, A., Lindbladh, M., Skovsgaard, J.-P. & Felton, A. 2016. Management of oak forests: Striking a balance between timber production, biodiversity and cultural services. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management 12: 59-73.

86. Richnau, G., Brunet, J., Nielsen, A.B. & Wiström, B. 2016. Planting clonal shade-tolerant herbs in young urban woodlands – effects of compost on plant growth, flowering and survival. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 17: 158-165. 

Early online 2016

79. Decocq, G., Andrieu, E., Brunet, J., Chabrerie, O., De Frenne, P., De Smedt, P., Deconchat, M., Diekmann, M., Ehrmann, S., Giffard, B., Gorriz Mifsud, E., Hansen, K., Hermy, M., Kolb, A., Lenoir, J., Liira, J., Moldan, F., Prokofieva, I., Rosenqvist, L., Varela, E., Verheyen, K., Wulf, M. 2016. Ecosystem services from small forest fragments in agricultural landscapes. Current Forestry Reports (early online).

83. Hedwall, P.-O. & Brunet, J. Trait variations of ground flora species disentangle the effects of global change and altered land-use in Swedish forests during 20 years. Global Change Biology (early online).

85. Reinecke, J., Wulf, M., Baeten, L., Brunet, J., Decocq, G., De Frenne, P., Diekmann, M., Graae, B.J., Heinken, T., Hermy, M., Jamoneau, A., Lenoir, J., Plue, J.,  Orczewska, A., Van Calster, H., Verheyen, K., Naaf, T. 2016. Acido- and neutrophilic temperate forest plants display distinct shifts in ecological pH niche across north-western Europe. Ecography (early online).


Other scientific publications

1. Brunet, J. 1990. Vegetationen i Skånes klibbalskogar. Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 84: 179-190. (The vegetation of black alder forests in Skåne, S. Sweden).

2. Brunet, J. 1991. Die Vegetation der Erlenbruchwälder in Schonen. Tuexenia 11: 269-291. (The vegetation of alder swamp forests in Skåne, S. Sweden).

3. Brunet, J. 1991. Vegetationen i Skånes alm-och askskogar. Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 85: 377-384. (The vegetation of elm and ash forests in Skåne, S. Sweden).

4. Brunet, J. 1992. Betespåverkan i fältskiktet i en skånsk ekblandskog. Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 86: 347-353. (Impact of grazing on the field layer vegetation in a mixed oak forest in southern Sweden).

5. Brunet, J., Andersson, P.-A. & Weimarck, G. 1993. Faktorer som påverkar utbredningen av Skånes ädellövskogsflora. Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 87: 177-186. (Factors influencing the distribution of the deciduous forest flora in Skåne, S. Sweden).

6. Brunet, J. 1994. Importance of soil solution chemistry and land use to growth and distribution of four woodland grasses in southern Sweden. Ph.D. thesis. Dept. Plant Ecology, Lund university. Lund. 94pp. ISBN 91-7105-044-2.

7. Brunet, J. 1994. Der Einfluß von Waldnutzung und Waldgeschichte auf die Vegetation südschwedischer Laubwälder. Norddeutsche Naturschutz Akademie Berichte 7/3: 96-101. (Impact of woodland management and history on the field layer vegetation in south Swedish deciduous woodlands).

8. Brunet, J. 1994. Utbredning av sällsynta lundgräs i södra Sverige. Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 88: 103-108. (Distribution of rare woodland grasses in southern Sweden).

9. Brunet, J. & Falkengren-Grerup, U. 1994. Den hotade lundfloran. Skånes Natur 81: 25-29. (The threatened forest flora).

10. Brunet, J. 1995. Sveriges bokskogar har gamla rötter. Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 89: 1-10. (Swedish beech woods have ancient roots).

11. Brunet, J. 2003. Blekinges skogar – biologisk mångfald samt urval och skötsel av skogsreservat. Rapporter Länsstyrelsen i Blekinge 2003:1. 116 pp. Karlskrona. (The forests of Blekinge – biodiversity and governance of forest reserves).

12. Brunet, J. 2003. Småkryp och trädjättar i Torups bokskog. Skånska jätteträd, pp. 177-187. Lund. (Small bugs and big trees in Torup beech forest).

13. Brunet, J. 2004. Glimtar ur Blekinges skogshistoria. I: Skog och historia, Blekingeboken årgång 81, pp. 12-27. Blekinge museum. Karlskrona. (Some notes on the forest history of Blekinge).

14. Brunet, J. 2005. Skånes skogar – historia, mångfald och skydd. Skåne i utveckling 2005:12. 152 pp. Länsstyrelsen i Skåne län, Malmö. (The forests of Skåne – history, diversity and conservation).

15. Brunet, J., Berlin, G., Ederlöf, E., Fritz, Ö. & Widgren, Å. 2005. Artpools- och traktanalys av lövträdbärande marker i Blekinge, Skåne och Hallands län. Meddelande 2005:16. 62 pp. Länsstyrelsen Halland, Halmstad. (Analysis of regional species pools in the broadleaved forests of the counties Blekinge, Skåne and Halland).

16. Brunet, J. 2006. Ädellövskogens historiska utbredning och dagens naturvårdsmål. Kungliga Skogs- och Lantbruksakademins Tidskrift 145 (5): 23-28. (Historical distribution of broadleaved forest and current conservation strategies).

17. Brunet, J. 2006. Tistelsnyltrot på ny lokal i Skåne. Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 100: 301. (Orobanche reticulata at a new site in Skåne, S. Sweden).

18. Brunet, J. & von Oheimb, G. 2008. Almsjukan och mördarsniglar – dramatik i Dalby Söderskog. Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 102: 27-38. (Elm disease and hungry slugs: drastic vegetation changes in Dalby Söderskog, a south Swedish deciduous forest).

19. Isacsson, G. & Brunet, J. 2008. Högstubbar ger fristad åt hotade insekter i bokskogen. Fakta Skog 1/2008. SLU publikationstjänst, Uppsala. (High stumps provide habitat for threatened insects in beech forests).

20. Brunet, J., Löf, M., Andreasson, A. & de Jong, J. 2010. Bruka och bevara ädellövskogen – en guide för målklassning och skötsel för kombinerade mål. CBM:s skriftserie 41, 80 pp. ISBN: 978-91-89232-53-2. (Management of temperate broadleaves – an illustrated guide for multiple use).

21. Meyer, P., Schmidt, M., Blick, T., Brunet, J., Dorow, W.H.O., Hakes, W., Härdtle, W., Heinken, T., Hertel, D., Knapp, H.D., Leuschner, C., von Oheimb, G., Otte, V. & Schmidt, W. 2011. Stellungnahme zu Walentowski H. et al. 2010. ”Sind die deutschen Waldnaturschutz­konzepte adäquat für die Erhaltung der buchenwaldtypischen Flora und Fauna? Eine kritische Bewertung basierend auf der Herkunft der Waldarten des mitteleuropäischen Tief- und Hügel­landes”. Forstarchiv 82: 62-66.

22. Brunet, J. & Fritz, Ö. 2011. Swedish beech forests – distribution and conservation status. In: Knapp, H.D. & Fichtner, A. (eds), Beech forests – joint natural heritage of Europe. BfN-Skripten 297: 21-32. Bonn, Germany.

23. Fritz, Ö. & Brunet, J. 2011. The ecology and conservation of epiphytic bryophytes and lichens in Swedish beech forests. In: Knapp, H.D. & Fichtner, A. (eds), Beech forests – joint natural heritage of Europe. BfN-Skripten 297: 33-43. Bonn, Germany.

24. Niklasson, M., Brunet, J., Lindbladh, M., Hannon, G. & Eliasson, P. 2011. Historik – Hur har det sydsvenska landskapets livsmiljöer förändrats? I: Almstedt Jansson, M., Ebenhard, T. & De Jong, J. (red.) Naturvårdskedjan – för en effektivare naturvård, pp. 201-218. Centrum för Biologisk Mångfald. Uppsala. (Historical changes in the southern Swedish forests).

25. Brunet, J. 2013. Från ollonskog till pelarsal – förändringar i Skabersjös skogar under 300 år. Årsbok 2013 Föreningen Svedala-Barabygden, pp. 20-29. (Changes in the forests of Skabersjö estate during 300 years).

26. Brunet, J. 2015. Vildsvin och vitsippor – mer dramatik i Dalby Söderskog. Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 109: 105-111. (Wild boar rooting strongly reduces abundance of spring ephemerals in a mixed temperate forest reserve in southern Sweden).

27. Brunet, J. & Hedwall, P.-O. 2015. Klimatförändringar, kvävenedfall och skogsbruk – effekter på floran i Sveriges skogar under de senaste 20 åren. Fakta Skog 13/2015. SLU publikationstjänst, Uppsala. (Climate change, nitrogen deposition and forestry – effects on the ground flora in Swedish forests during the past 20 years).

28. Brunet, J. 2016. Vildsvinsbök är ett ökande naturvårdsproblem i Sverige. Fakta Skog 2/2016. SLU publikationstjänst, Uppsala. (Wild boar rooting – an emerging problem for nature conservation in Sweden).